Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy: A Life / Edition 1

Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy: A Life / Edition 1

by Jean Bethke Elshtain
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0465019137

ISBN-13: 9780465019137

Pub. Date: 02/28/2002

Publisher: Basic Books

In this eagerly anticipated interpretation of the life and work of quintessential "public intellectual" Jane Addams (1860-1935), Jean Bethke Elshtain explores Addams's legacy thematically and chronologically, recounting her embrace of "social feminism," her challenge to the usual cleavage between "conservative" and "liberal," and the growth of Chicago's famed Hull

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In this eagerly anticipated interpretation of the life and work of quintessential "public intellectual" Jane Addams (1860-1935), Jean Bethke Elshtain explores Addams's legacy thematically and chronologically, recounting her embrace of "social feminism," her challenge to the usual cleavage between "conservative" and "liberal," and the growth of Chicago's famed Hull House into a thriving cultural and intellectual center. Jane Addams and the Dream of American Democracy is a rich and revealing portrait of one of the most extraordinary figures in American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465019137
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
02/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
1,209,541
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.91(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Creditsxi
Chronologyxiii
List of Booksxvii
Hull-House Firstsxix
Preface: Interpreting a Lifexxi
Introduction: Looking for Jane Addams's America1
1The Snare of Preparation15
2One Pilgrim's Progress33
3Imagining Hull-House65
4The Family Claim and the Social Claim89
5Compassion Without Condescension: The Child and the City119
6Woman's Remembering Heart149
7Life Has Marked Us with Its Slow Stain: The War at Home181
8Solidarity Which Will Not Waver: Jane Addams in War and Peace211
Afterword: Return to Cedarville251
Notes255
Index319
About the Author329

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